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Backmarker: TT Rider James Hillier
Thursday, April 17, 2014
MotoUSA’s Backmarker, a former Isle of Man TT rider himself, chats with one of the rising stars in the ‘real roads’ course ranks – Englishman James Hillier.
2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure First Ride
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
BMW adds the water-Boxer updates to its R1200GS Adventure for 2014, and MotoUSA takes a spin on the dirt and street in Arizona’s high desert terrain for a first ride review.
Dr Frazier: MXGP & Grasshoppers
Friday, April 11, 2014
After a friendly debate over the parameters of what makes a "real motorcycle adventure," Dr. Frazier heads to the 2014 MXGP in Thailand to see what real dirt riding is all about.
2014 BMW R1200RT First Ride
Thursday, April 10, 2014
BMW updates its Reise-Tourer with the liquid-cooled Boxer Twin, cush electronic aids and ergonomic revisions. MotoUSA takes a spin on the redesigned R1200RT.
2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES First Ride
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Has Yamaha addressed any of the squawks on its Super Tenere adventure-touring motorcycle? We hit the road and then detoured off it to find out.
Carducci Dual Sport Sportster Conversion
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Carducci Dual Sport converts 1993-2003 Harley-Davidson Sportsters into full-blown dual-sport adventure bikes.
Backmarker: Exploring St. Louis' Vintage Scene
Thursday, April 3, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker stole away for a lunch in St. Louis and discovered an array of vintage motorcycle shops.
REV'IT and RawHyde Adventures Team Up
Monday, March 24, 2014
REV'IT has signed on as a partner in RawHyde Adventures' "World of Adventure."
Backmarker: My "American Pickers" Moment
Thursday, March 20, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker recalls an American Pickers moment, which includes a chance encounter at a bar, an innocuous country barn and a trove of old, obscure motorcycles.
Chasin' History on the 2014 Indian Chief Classic
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
We escaped the craziness of Bike Week with a day trip to St. Augustine, Florida, where we embarked on a quest to connect with family history in the oldest establishment in the US.
Blue Waves Campaign Yosemite Ride
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The Blue Waves Campaign is organizing a ride from San Francisco to Yosemite to help support the Lake Hovsgol Park Rangers in Mongolia. All proceeds from the event go to funding motorcycles and gear for the rangers.
Dr. Frazier's Vespa Adventure Ride
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Dr. Frazier decides to up the adventure ante with a 300-mile loop through the jungles of Thailand aboard a 1964 Vespa scooter.
Tour the High Andes and Deep Amazon
Monday, March 10, 2014
Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental & Tours has a new motorcycle adventure available; the High Andes, Deep Amazon Tour.
2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES First Look
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Yamaha updates its Super Tenere adventure-touring platform and up-spec SE variation with electronic suspension.
Backmarker: Ulrich's 'Triple Crown'
Thursday, March 6, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker speaks to John Ulrich about his as-yet-to-be-named west-coast American road race series, which has already attracted the attention of a number of major AMA SuperBike teams.
Backmarker: The New Road Hazard
Thursday, February 20, 2014
As if motorcyclists didn’t have enough distracted drivers to worry about, our Backmarker makes some dire predictions on what Google Glass may mean for riders.
Dr. Frazier: Southeast Asia’s ADV Rally
Thursday, February 13, 2014
While the snow and cold keep many US riders off the road, the good Dr. G. is adventuring both on-road and off in Southeast Asia – attending the annual Horizon’s Unlimited Traveller’s Meeting.
MotoQuest Alaska All Ladies Ride June 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
MotoQuest is offering an Alaska All Ladies Ride in June 2014, eight days of adventure touring through some of the most beautiful landscape America has to offer.
Backmarker: The Fastest Bikes on Dirt
Thursday, February 6, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker meanders between the fastest and slowest bikes on dirt, reflecting on the potential of unrestricted flat track machines and Honda's newest trials bike marketing venture in the States.
The Dalton Highway Dos and Don'ts
Thursday, January 30, 2014
414 miles of frost-heaves, broken chip seal and grated dirt surfaces, the Dalton Highway has its challenges. On a good day, you can ride it wide open. On a bad day, you can go home in a helicopter.
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